skydealer Posted October 13, 2016 Share Posted October 13, 2016 I recall Hostwinds getting in a bit of hot water a few years back when SpamHaus gave them a black eye for ignoring the spam complaints about their client. According to some reports they cleaned up their act. Unfortunately, it appears they are back to being spammer friendly.... with a catch. I've been in a bit of a battle with their Abuse department and apparently their policy is that they will continue to host websites indulging in illegal spamming, even if it includes hacking into other email accounts and servers, just as long as the emails don't come from a Hostwinds IP. I've been receiving SEO spams on one of my website's form mailers with the domain listed being hosted on Hostwinds at IP 188.8.131.52. After contacting Hostwinds abuse department for over a month now does nothing. The spams continue and Hostwinds still happily provide a haven for their website. Since the spams come through my site's form mailer I can't send this through SpamCop. I'm also receiving quick loan spams on my Gmail account. This turns out to be another site hosted on Hostwinds at IP 184.108.40.206. These spams are coming from what appears to be a hacked email account at the University of Texas. Hostwind's replies to my complaints? Quote Although the website in question is hosted here on our network, the email server is not, as such we cannot process this complaint. Is anyone else running into this roadblock with Hostwinds as far as them allowing spam websites to operate on their servers, just as long as they send their mass emailings from some other source? I've even sent multiple emails to Peter Holden, the kid who is the CEO of Hostwinds (firstname.lastname@example.org) and so far I have not received back a single response. Has anyone else had any success at all with getting their abuse department to cooperate? Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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